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June 12th, 2017

Woman Arrested for Assault With Dangerous Weapon

Crime Blotter: Weekend June 10-11

On Saturday at 4:50 a.m., there was an assault with the intent to commit a robbery on the Unit block of L Street SE.

On Saturday at 1:23 p.m., a man was arrested on the 500 block of Water Street SW on charges of Threats to do Bodily Harm.

On Saturday at 2:22 p.m., a car was stolen on the 1500 block of Second Street SW.

On Saturday at 2:51 p.m., there was a burglary at restaurant on the 300 block of Massachusetts Avenue NE.

The Blotter is based on the reports posted on June 10-11, 2017 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listserv.

DC Way Soccer Festival Kicks Off Sunday

Festival Takes Place June 18 at John Tyler Elementary

This Father’s Day, why not have Dad take the kids out and show them how to kick the ball around the DC Way? DC Way Soccer Festival is on this Sunday June 18, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on the field at John Tyler Elementary School.

Depeche Art - June 2017

East City Art’s Mid-City Gallery Exhibitions and News

Foundry Gallery

Craig Moran has created a new series of large, colorful paintings which he compiles in his studio from a series of drawings, graffiti, advertisements, and pictures from nature books. Moran refers to this process as a “surrealist automatism,” resulting in serial patterning as he cuts up the images over and over again until he finds the right combination.

Phil Hutinet is the publisher of East City Art, dedicated to DC’s visual arts. For more information visit

Insatiable - June 2017

This summer, Mount Vernon Triangle and Shaw are providing a culinary round-the-world odyssey. Tucked in the corner of the cavernous Marriott Marquis hotel in Mount Vernon Triangle is a stop at Spain, Portugal, and Morocco: Mike Isabella’s latest outpost, Arroz. The stylish decor is modern with Moorish flourishes. Diners cozy up in alcoves, while others cluster around the handsome bar. Seated near a window, we perused the Spanish/Portuguese/Moroccan menu.

Reviving the Rock Opera

Signature’s “Jesus Christ Superstar”

When I became enamored of “Jesus Christ Superstar” almost a half-century ago, rock operas were in their infancy, composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist Tim Rice were virtually unknown, and few of us were prepared for a musical about the final anguished days of Jesus and his distraught persecutors and followers. As the double album hit the top of the charts, debates on its dangerous content raged among religious leaders, social commentators, and even kids on my playground.

Barbara Wells is a writer and editor for Reingold, a social marketing communications firm. She and her husband live on Capitol Hill. 

June 10th

Great Places for Kids on the Anacostia

Our River: The Anacostia

As more and more happens to restore the waters and to attract people to the Anacostia and the lands along it, there are getting to be a number of super places to take the kids, the grandkids, the nieces and nephews, or whatever else you call the young ones following you around. Here are a number of special activities and the most fun places to go on both sides of our river.

Yards Park

Bill Matuszeski writes monthly about the Anacostia River. He is the retired director of the Chesapeake Bay Program, a DC member of the Citizens Advisory Committee on the Anacostia River, and a member of the Mayor’s Leadership Council for a Cleaner Anacostia River.

ANC 6E Report - May 2017

Shaw and Mt. Vernon Triangle area residents may see an increase in restaurants expanding outdoors this summer. Four establishments were on the May meeting agenda of Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 6E to discuss this topic. Commissioners Alex Padro (6E01, chair), Anthony Brown (6E02), Frank Wiggins (6E03, vice chair), Lily Roberts (6E04, secretary), Alex Marriott (6E05, treasurer), Alvin Judd (6E06), and Kevin Rogers (6E07) made up a full quorum.

Support for Rito Loco Rooftop Summer Garden

“Individual Expressions” at Hill Center

Eastern Senior High School (1700 E. Capitol St. NE) offers an International Baccalaureate program in the visual arts for juniors and seniors, under the direction of Jenna Lee. Visual Arts IB is a two-year course in which students select a concentration and create a series of artworks expressing their chosen theme or idea. They are responsible for researching and comparing artists across history and culture. The entire experience of growth and learning is documented in a process portfolio. The Eastern art studio is well equipped with a kiln and printing press.